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AHRS_ORIENTATION and COMPASS_ORIENT

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randy Jul 2, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi there,I have the APM 2.5 with compass on board mounted at yaw270 using Board Orientation (AHRS_ORIENTATION) but haven't touched the Compass orientation (COMPASS_ORIENT). Should COMPASS_ORIENT also…Continue

Tags: COMPASS_ORIENT, AHRS_ORIENTATION

TBS Caipirinha setup

Started this discussion. Last reply by ausdroid Nov 10. 25 Replies

Hi all,Anyone else flying a TBS Caipirinha with APM setup? I'd be interested to see how you set it up, what PIDs you are running and what layout you used.I've got one that I'm still tuning…Continue

Tags: APM2.5, wing, flying, Caipirinha, TBS

APM 2.0 no longer connects to the MP with USB or 3DR radios

Started this discussion. Last reply by aaron manee May 24. 4 Replies

Hi there,I pulled a few wires in the field from my minimOSD yesterday and seem to have fried something in my APM2.0 and minimOSD. Given the camera/Vtx is 12v, I'm guessing something might have…Continue

Tags: issue, minimOSD, APM2.0

Bixler 2, Strong Rare-Earth Button Magnets and APM 2 electronics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Nov 4, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi all,I've got a Bixler 2 sitting at home waiting to be built with the plan to drop in my APM 2.0. As a modification to the Bixler, I was thinking about using some Strong Rare-Earth Button Magnets…Continue

Tags: Magnets, APM

 

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ausdroid replied to Alex's discussion TBS Caipirinha setup
"Copy that. Thannx."
Nov 10
Damian ONeill replied to Alex's discussion TBS Caipirinha setup
"No. All stock."
Nov 10
ausdroid replied to Alex's discussion TBS Caipirinha setup
"Thanks. Bu you didn't upgrade the motor or prop or esc?"
Nov 9
Damian ONeill replied to Alex's discussion TBS Caipirinha setup
"The Pixhawk will be a tight fit? I use the TBS power pack on 2s. If you fly well for endurance - slow climb T 60-70% power and slow cruise by managing the throttle I can get 25 mins on 3300mah. If I go hard about 15 mins. Can't remember the…"
Nov 9
ausdroid replied to Alex's discussion TBS Caipirinha setup
"Hi All, Just about to do the same thing with a Pixhawk and the standard TBS caipirinha motor and ESC. Did you have to upgrade the motor with the extra weight? Did it fly OK? I was thinking of using a 2200mah 3s. Is that going to push the…"
Nov 8
aaron manee replied to Alex's discussion APM 2.0 no longer connects to the MP with USB or 3DR radios
"Hello, I have the same problem. it shows com&lpt comport but under that arduino 2560 but has no com port number listed , before that i have port no.3 ,since i fixed my 3.3 v reg.ic and now can't connect to MP "
May 24
Alex commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post 3-D printing 'ink' is way too expensive
"You can print a lot with 1kg of filament. While the mark up does seem excessive... the cost is still pretty low! e.g. the parts for gimbals would be ~ $1. Time is the real cost with 3D print IMO."
Feb 20
Raph replied to Alex's discussion TBS Caipirinha setup
"Hi Alex, I am looking into getting this Flying wing - did you ever get it flying properly? If so - i'm curious how it handles the APM and various supporting components (flight times, etc) Thanks! Raph"
Jan 20
Alex commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post 2013 3D Printer Comparison Guide
"my $500 solidoddle 2 has been great! compared some prints with my mates replicator 2, and while they have slightly better resolution... it's hardly noticeable and functionally parts do the same thing! if you want to dip you feet in at a cheaper…"
Dec 21, 2013
Alex commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Senate hearing will discuss Amazon drones
"thought he already owned an airline!"
Dec 2, 2013
Alex commented on Chris Anderson's blog post "Train driver flummoxed after drone hits Sydney Harbour Bridge"
""GPS based RTL inside steel girder bridge, what can possibly go wrong?"  from the footage he started a fair way (500m+) away from the bridge... looks like he was taking off in front of the waterfront restaurant to me. DJI…"
Nov 26, 2013
Alex commented on Jose Luis Cortes's blog post Probably the smallest arducopter frame?
"looking good! what motors are they?"
Nov 12, 2013
Alex commented on Jose Luis Cortes's blog post Probably the smallest arducopter frame?
"No, the flight controller (OpenPilot Revolution) is hard mounted on the bottom plate with the motors. The Revo doesn't get effected by vibration the same way the new firmware of the APM does, so no need to isolate it. I was planning on building…"
Nov 9, 2013
Alex commented on Jose Luis Cortes's blog post Probably the smallest arducopter frame?
Nov 9, 2013
Alex commented on Jose Luis Cortes's blog post Probably the smallest arducopter frame?
"Hi Jose, Here's the result of borrowing you top tray idea! many thanks! "
Nov 9, 2013
Alex commented on Jose Luis Cortes's blog post Probably the smallest arducopter frame?
"high cg? not really... battery is almost level with the props (especially if they have shafts)"
Nov 5, 2013

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About Me:
Keen photographer and geek
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Looking to build my first quadcopter to get used to them with end goal of being able to build one with a DSLR mounted.
Hometown:
Sydney

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Sheep round up with a quadcopter (and a really smart dog!)

Posted on June 11, 2012 at 4:49am 2 Comments

Was on a mates farm over the weekend and thought we'd try out rounding up some sheep with the quadcopter. Seemed to work! although we still had one smart dog with us!

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